Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Candies for 2013

Dropping by for the first time in a very long time to share a Christmas project that I've been working on. We have been saving empty toilet tissue rolls this past year to fill with candy and distribute to kiddos in a nearby village. This is our second year to do this and it sure is fun to see the smiles on so many sweet faces!

Here is a picture as I got started. All the toilet tissue rolls (some have candy inside already), candy and wrapping paper laid out on the spare bedrooom bed.

I made tags to attach to one end of the candy rolls with curly ribbon. "Feliz Navidad" stamped on tags.

Finally finished up the wrapping last night after several different sessions over several days. There are about 140 shiny, wrapped gifts all ready to go -- what fun there will be passing these out!

Hoping you're all enjoying your Christmas preparations this year. Merry Christmas, peace and joy to all!


Patti P. said...

Betty, so happy to see you posting!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

What a wonderful project and I am sure you are a big hit with the kids and I am sure you feel very blessed to be able to do this.
big hugs.......

Myrna said...

What a great idea. Your little candy crackers look like so much fun.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
It was lovely to see your post again.
Have thought of you many times in the past.:)

Olga said...

Look at you, all crafty and creative for Christmas, hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is just wonderful, Betty! I wish you a Blessed Christmas season. Miss you.